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South Rim Visitor Center

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“short movie”(9 reviews)
“starting point”(19 reviews)
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Five miles north of the park's south entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 520-638-7888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Start here if this is your first visit to the Grand Canyon. The staff helps guide you and gives you a much needed map.

Thank DMann56
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the main visitor centre and is well worth your time. Plan on visiting it first as it does close at 5.00pm and trying to show at 5 minutes before closing is simply a silly thing to do, It will provide you with the...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This visitors center has everything that you need to make the trip more enjoyable. Plan on taking the time to grab a snack and some information of the visit.

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Friendly helpful staff to answer our questions and point us in the right direction. Be sure to fill your water bottle when you visit.

Thank lawtonjl2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park ranger system (we visited the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks) is the best. The rangers are extremely helpful and the free buses around the parks are a great service. The best use of taxes I saw in the US (I was...More

1  Thank GoggleEyedTraveller
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The rangers are very helpful at this center. They explain the walks and advise you according to your fitness level. They have great maps and don't rush you at all. Wonderful service

Thank 1234Col
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We started at the visitor center. We watched the movie which was good. I liked understanding not only about the views but also the research that is being done at the park. There are multiple rangers working the desk which is good. They have about...More

2  Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed July 19, 2018

This Visitors Center this a great jumping off pint for everything Grand Canyon. they offer a great short film on the Canyon, plenty of history and information, Information on tours, adn just a great place to get out of the weather. Very close to the...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We were greeted with a warm and friendly hello by a very knowledgeable ranger. Although we didn't have any specific questions, he was so helpful to explain some things and strongly encourage us to use the shuttle bus system to get around. If you go...More

Thank Amy Y
Reviewed July 16, 2018

A very helpful group of Rangers lots of oral and written material for all ages convenient to the entrance to the south rim

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April 26, 2018|
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Response from Kristie A | Reviewed this property |
You pay at the park entrance before entering any of the park. There are not any trails until after you are inside the park. There are many trails to choose from with various scenes and difficulty, so research and see which... More
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Beth D | Reviewed this property |
The Visitor Center is inside the Grand Canyon gate there are several around the park
July 3, 2016|
Response from OutdoorKidz | Reviewed this property |
Ummm...not sure about that. Look at the National Park Service Grand Canyon website for detailed info that might help answer your question.